60-Second SoTL – Episode 7

This week’s episode features a recent article from the open-access International Journal for Students as Partners and explores how a group mentorship scheme with students, alumni, and staff supports student learning in a distance education experience:

Foss, Anna M, Sophia Kohler, Sumedh Kulkarni, Natalina Sutton, Mary-Ann Schreiner, Nicolò Saverio Centemero, Grace Mambula, Diederik Lohman, Sarah C Smith, and Rebecca French. 2022. “Triadic Partnerships: Evaluation of a Group Mentorship Scheme.” International Journal for Students As Partners 6 (1): 199-211. https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v6i1.4858.

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Read More about Mentoring Models

  • Deveaux, Faith. 1997. “The Triadic Partnership.” Journal of Family Psychotherapy 8 (1): 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1300/J085V08N01_04
  • Huizing, Russell L. 2012. “Mentoring Together: A Literature Review of Group Mentoring.” Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 20 (1): 27-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2012.645599
  • Terrion, Jenepher Lennox, and Dominique Leonard. 2007. “A Taxonomy of the Characteristics of Student Peer Mentors in Higher Education: Findings from a Literature Review. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 15 (2): 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611260601086311

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The Importance of Raising Student Awareness of Mentored Academic Opportunities, Financial Awards, and Scholarships

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The Power of Peer Mentorship for Entering Freshmen Undergraduates

In the nuanced progression of academia, the senior year of high school often sees students basking in the aura of impending graduation—confident top dogs, gazing down at the bewildered freshmen making the leap from middle school to high school. The…

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Mentoring Relationships That Go “Beneath the Surface”

Over the past few decades, numerous scholars have conducted research on mentoring relationships in college (Crisp and Cruz 2009; Jacobi 1991). Although much has been explored and written about mentoring undergraduates, Vandermaas-Peeler and Moore (2022) recently articulated a summative and…

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Strategies to Improve Mentees’ Ability to Build Their Own Mentoring Constellations

Successful students often attend class, get to know professors, ask for help, and utilize campus resources, among other adaptive strategies. Many of these strategies for success center on building meaningful interpersonal connections with peers, faculty, and staff, which may evolve…

Read More about Students as Partners

  • Cook-Sather, Alison, and Sophia Abbot. 2016. “Translating Partnerships: How Faculty-Student Collaboration in Explorations of Teaching and Learning Can Transform Perceptions, Terms, and Selves.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 4 (2): 36-49. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.4.2.5 [Open Access]
  • Cook-Sather, Alison, Melanie Bahti, and Anita Ntem. 2019. Pedagogical Partnerships: A How-To Guide for Faculty, Students, and Academic Developers in Higher Education. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning. https://doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa1 [Open Access]
  • Healey, Mick, Abbi Flint, and Kathy Harrington. 2016. “Students As Partners: Reflections on a Conceptual Model.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 4 (2): 8-20. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.4.2.3 [Open Access]
  • Matthews, Kelly E. 2017. “Five Propositions for Genuine Students As Partners Practice.” International Journal for Students As Partners 1 (2). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v1i2.3315 [Open Access]
  • Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy, Sam Lucie Dvorakova, Kelly E Matthews, Sophia Abbot, Breagh Cheng, Peter Felten, Kris Knorr, Elizabeth Marquis, Rafaella Shammas, and Kelly Swaim. 2017. “A Systematic Literature Review of Students As Partners in Higher Education.” International Journal for Students As Partners 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v1i1.3119 [Open Access]
  • Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy, and Sophia Abbot, eds. 2020. The Power of Partnership: Students, Staff, and Faculty Revolutionizing Higher Education. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning. https://doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa2 [Open Access]

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Equalizing Status in Mentoring Relationships Fosters Collaboration

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Through the Eyes of a Student: Expertise We Bring

As undergraduate CEL Student Scholars working with the Center for Engaged Learning, we often are asked what our roles entail. Both in the context of the research itself, as well as in our partnerships, this collaborative leadership team was developed…